The aim of this course is to explore the beauty of mathematics through the exploration of patterns in numbers.
Do your pupils look for patterns in mathematics? Do they understand the origins of the sequence of numbers such as the Fibonacci Sequence, or are they just taught the sequence without any understanding of where or how it came about?
Under ‘implementation’ the new Ofsted handbook talks about: (181) Teachers have expert knowledge of the subject that they teach; teachers enable pupils to understand key concepts, presenting information clearly and encourage appropriate discussion. Under ‘developing understanding, not memorising disconnected facts’ the handbook says, ‘that in order to develop understanding, pupils connect new knowledge and existing knowledge as skills. Pupils also need to develop fluency and unconsciously apply their knowledge as skills. This must not be reduced to, and confused with simply memorising facts. Inspectors will be alert to unnecessary or excessive attempts to simply prompt pupils to learn glossaries or long list of disconnected facts’.
This one day hands-on course will be looking at the patterns, beauty and connectivity between areas of mathematics explored at KS2 such as: Fibonacci sequence, square, triangular and prime numbers as well as patterns in numbers.
By the end of the session your teacher will have a bank of activities to use within the classroom that go beyond the basic mathematics, that will deepen pupils subject knowledge and understanding; show the beauty of mathematics and spark their curiosity and interest.
Book by 22nd July 2019 and receive a 5% discount!
Open to all Bexley and non-Bexley Maths Leaders and Teachers